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Line of Duty Death - Report A Fatality

To Report a Fatality:

In the event of a fatality in your department/squad, immediately call the State Fire Marshal's Office at 800-634-7854 (this is a 24-hour number). You will be greeted by a voice menu, press "0" for the operator and ask to speak to someone about reporting a LODD. If you call after office hours (8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), you will be given this information to contact (via cell phone numbers); Brian Taylor 919-218-5311, Mike Williams 919-368-0643 or Kim Williams 984-960-7610; a representative from the State Fire Marshal's Office will call you as quickly as possible.

A response team consisting of two OSFM personnel can be at your location within 24 hours.

Please have the following information ready when calling:

  1. Your name, department, a telephone number and/or cellular telephone number where you can be contacted.

  2. Time, date, and location of the fatal incident, as well as a brief description of the type of incident (Structure fire, vehicle accident, heart attack etc.).

Click below for the list of documents that will have to be obtained. The contact person should download this document and start the process of gathering the required information.